July 2020

BARB's volunteers were called out at 3.09pm to a stranded car stuck in soft sand on Burnham beach at the Maddock’s Slade entrance. The driver had asked a local resident if she could drive onto the beach because the gate was open - she'd been told...

Our crews were called out by HM Coastguard to Brean beach amid concerns for the welfare of a man seen wading across the mudflats a long distance from the beach, with a fast-incoming tide nearby. Burnham Coastguards were also called to the scene and our rescue...

Our trained Marine Mammal Medics were called to Brean at 12.50pm following reports of a young porpoise being washed up on the tideline — the second over the past week. Our team headed to the beach and quickly found the mammal near Brean Down. Sadly, it...

BARB CALL-OUT #40: Sep 5th. Our fully-trained Marine Mammal Medics were called to Brean beach at 11.48am after a report of a porpoise being washed up on the tideline. Our crew drove to the scene, between Berrow and Brean, and found a young male porpoise that had...

Our hovercraft was called out at 12.25pm by Coastguards to reports of a woman struggling through knee-deep mud on Brean beach. Our Spirit Of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was launched from Burnham beach and a second crew travelled by road to Brean alongside Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team. The woman...

BARB’s volunteers were tasked by the Coastguard to help free a stranded car in mud on Brean beach. When we arrived on scene (after call-out #34) the car had been joined by a second vehicle which had attempted to tow the first one out. Both were within...

Our volunteers were called to Brean Beach at 3.45pm to reports of a car stuck and, separately, 3 people struggling in mud. BARB’s hovercraft was launched and flew out the Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team Mud Rescue Technicians to the family of three, who were slowly making their way...

Several of BARB’s fully qualified Marine Mammal Medics were sent to Brean Beach after reports of two porpoise being washed ashore on the beach. Our team made their way by road to the beach where they liaised with the beach warden and it quickly became apparent...